Weave billowing past her shoulders like bed sheets drying on a clothes line, Lil Kim stormed out of court, surrounded by shysters in black and fans flashing film. She apparently recieved one year in prison for perjury, lying under oath.
One wonders why Martha Stewart, who also essentially "lied", got only five months in jail and five months house arrest on her Dynasty-like estate.
Martha got a hookup in a minimal level halfway house, and Lil kim will probably get stuck in an OZ-like cellblock lockdown where they shoot you in the fo head if you talk too loud. How many movies have we seen that depicted what life is like in women's prisons where the inmates are barbarian beasts with breasts who will kill each other at will?
Double standard? Someone said that they think that jurors see 'Lil Kim is a rapper and were probably harder on her, that rapping is hard edged, which is something most (let's face it, white) jurors can't relate to.
And, even the judge admitted that he had to be careful not to sentence Kim too harshly for fear that people would see a racial double standard. But, still, why couldn't she get the same soft sentence Martha did? Will she get send to a similar facility?
Granted, Lil Kim SHOULD HAVE just admitted she saw her manager the day of the shooting and paid her damn taxes and called it a day, but still. This is about the sentence.
Either, way, though, this gives Lil kim some major street cred. You're not a REAL rapper until you've been to prison.